During a visit to Los Angeles for a political function, Rep. Tulsi Gabbard, U.S. Congresswoman from Hawaii, addressed a crowd of about four thousand devotees and members of the public at the L.A. Rathayatra festival on August 4th.
Tulsi Gabbard took time out of her busy schedule of events in New York to visit the main kirtan tent at the Rathayatra’s post-parade festival in Washington Square Park.
“I chose to take the oath of office with my personal copy of the Bhagavad-gita because its teachings have inspired me to strive to be a servant-leader, dedicating my life in the service of others and to my country,” said Gabbard after the swearing-in ceremony to be a Congresswoman in 2013.
"There are a lot of reasons for me to make this decision. There are a lot of challenges that are facing the American people that I'm concerned about and that I want to help solve," Gabbard said in an interview.
2016 was a significant year for Indian Americans in politics. Five Indian Americans, a record number, were elected to U.S. Congress. To celebrate the milestone, fellow members of Congress, dignitaries and supporters, including ISKCON, gathered at the Indiaspora Gala on January 3rd in Washington, D.C. The bipartisan event highlighted the increasing significance of the Indian-American community in the country’s political landscape. It also welcomed members of the new administration and allowed new and current members to build relationships and strengthen ties.
“Tulsi shared how the Bhagavad Gita continues to serve as an inspiration in her life, and how grateful she is to the people of Hawaii for allowing her to continue to serve in Congress,” said a statement from her office.
Many international religious and political leaders honored ISKCON Founder Srila Prabhupada’s achievements and contributions at a special ISKCON 50th Anniversary Gala Event in Washington D.C. on Tuesday September 13th, 2016. The keynote speaker was U.S. Congresswoman from Hawaii Tulsi Gabbard. Read more about the event at: http://iskconnews.org/religious-and-political-leaders-appreciate-srila-prabhupada-at-iskcon-50-gala-dinner-in-washington-dc,5803/
Over 300 people attended the Gala event, seventy-five of them special VIP invitees including religious leaders, media, government representatives and political leaders.
Congresswoman Tulsi Gabbard of Hawaii – the first Hindu congresswoman in America – has requested Marcia Bernicat, the U.S. Ambassador in Bangladesh, to visit an ISKCON temple there that recently withstood a terrorist attack. She also urged the ambassador to put pressure on the Bangladeshi government to prosecute the attackers.
"I want to take this opportunity to offer my deepest respects and gratitude to Srila Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupad, who 50 years ago made the arduous journey from India to the United States to share Krishna with the Western world. Without him, I and millions of others would never had known about the all-attractive, supremely-lovable Lord Krishna," Tulsi Gabbard says.
US Congresswoman Tulsi Gabbard Offers Appreciation to Srila Prabhupada in Her 2015 Janmastami Message
In Kolkata a grand celebration was held with the participation of devotees from 108 countries, and dignitaries such as the Chief Minister of West Bengal.
The video was played on August 13th, 2015, at Netaji Stadium, in Kolkata at the grand celebration of the 50th Anniversary of A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami's journey to America.
Tulsi Gabbard was a Special Guest at the celebration of International Yoga Day at the UN Headquarters in New York on Jun 21, where she spoke, along with UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon, India’s Minister of External Affairs Sushma Swaraj, and India’s UN Ambassador Asoke Mukerji. Her UN remarks were broadcast live in Times Square. She and other leaders also went to address a crowd in Times Square where over 30,000 people practiced yoga throughout the day.
US Congresswoman Tulsi Gabbard got married to Abe Williams on April 9th on Hawaii. She walked down the aise listening to the melody of "Jaya Radha Madhava", and there was a fire ceremony which ended with a lively kirtan.
Programme organised by Manthana and Mythic Society, Bengaluru.
US Congresswoman Tulsi Gabbard visited Sri Sri Radha Parthasarathi Mandir in New Delhi earlier this week for a darshan and arati of Their Lordships Sri Sri Radha Parthasarathi. Later, Congresswoman Gabbard who was on a three-week tour of India on the invitation of Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, met Gopal Krishna Goswami, Governing Body Commissioner and BBT Trustee.
Tulsi Gabbard, the only Hindu member of the US Congress visits India for the first time. In an interview Tulsi speaks about her life as a Krishna devotee.
Congresswoman Tulsi Gabbard has sent a message of goodwill on Gita Jayanti, the day the Bhagavad-gita was first spoken. In her message she reminds us of the value of Lord Krishna's teachings and the need to remember that we are all spiritual beings living in the material world
Tulsi Gabbard, the only Hindu member of the US Congress, gifted her personal copy saying it was a gesture to express her love for India.
Tulsi Gabbard presents Mr. Modi with her personal copy of Bhagavad-gita As It Is, the one she had sworn in to when she was elected to be a member of the US Congress.
US Congresswoman Tulsi Gabbard in her message to celebrants of Gita Jayanti explains the the importance of the Bhagavad-gita in her life.
A two-week festival celebrating the sixth anniversary of ISKCON’s temple at Vrinda Kunda, a sacred lake in Vrindavana, India, culminated in a grand finale this February 22. ISKCON built the current temple in 2003 to replace the old, dilapidated one that Vaishnava scholar Baba Madhava Dasa constructed in the 1980s for Vrinda-devi, one of Krishna’s most beloved servants.